Grove City, Ohio just might surprise you. This underrated, but not undervalued community sits just a few miles south of the state capitol. But it feels like a million miles away from the big city traffic jam that is Columbus these days. Let’s take a peek at this small, quiet place that is making big noise in the Central Ohio housing market.
Sperling’s Best Places: Grove City, Ohio
Residents feel a great sense of pride in Grove City. This community is about a 25-minute commute from Columbus, which makes it just far enough away to not be considered a suburb. That’s just fine with Grove City homeowners; they prefer to think of themselves as standing apart from the big city feel of C-town. Residents feel “just close enough” to The Ohio State University, as well as all the big businesses that make Central Ohio their home.
Sperling’s Best Places has some positive news to share about Grove City:
- The unemployment rate in this community is half the state average. Over the past year, jobs have been increasing in the city at the rate of approximately 1.40% annually.
- The cost of living is lower – by 10% – than the rest of the country.
- The public schools spend $13,928 annual per student, just over $1,000 more than the national average.
AreaVibes gives it an 83 livablity score, calling it “exceptionally livable.” We couldn’t agree more. This is a terrific, quiet, safe town, and the secret is starting to ripple outward; the population has grown by more than 20% in the last 10 years.
Buying or Selling a Home in Grove City, Ohio
The inventory of homes for sale in Grove City is rapidly decreasing, so take our advice and buy now. If you’re selling a home here, you’ll be very pleased at the average days on market. The median home cost is $130,100. Home appreciation in the past year has grown by seven percent.
Grove City has a wholesome down home appeal that is perfect for families. There are great job opportunities, particularly with small business in the area. A third quarter review found upwards of 40 businesses actively hiring in Grove City with around 220 openings! Some of the employers hiring included:
- Bob Evans
- Cracker Barrel
- Dollar General
- Drury Hotels
There are more than 100,000 businesses in Grove City. The size breakdown of these companies is:
- 42,792 businesses have between 10-50 employees
- 10,716 have 50-250 employees
- 1,596 have more than 250 employees
Low crime, good schools, job opportunities and a cheaper cost of living are part of the reason why new residents are fleeing Columbus for the hometown appeal of Grove City. The city is filled with fun activities for the entire family.
The Grover Group would like to take you on a tour of this quaint community to see some of our gorgeous available homes. New homes are actively being built here because the supply is not keeping up with consumer demand. Contact us today to find out more.